Male Breast Reduction
Gynecomastia or male breast enlargement can be successfully treated with a new, less invasive technique. Dr. Sundin at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery has introduced an advanced technique for gynecomastia surgery that allows him to excise the breast glands and tighten the skin through an incision the size of traditional liposuction cannula ¼ inch.
The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides male breast reduction or gynecomastia surgery to patients in Richmond, Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia, and surrounding locations.
Benefits of Gynecomastia Surgery with the New Technique
- Less invasive compared to traditional gynecomastia surgery
- Shorter duration of the surgery in the operating room
- Low risk of complications
- Virtually invisible post-surgical scars
- Minimal post-operative pain and discomfort
- Reduced downtime and faster recovery
How does Gynecomastia Surgery Work?
Enlarged male breasts may consist of excess glandular tissue as well as fatty tissue. While the soft fat tissue deposits can be eliminated with liposuction, the dense and firm glandular tissue requires excision. Dr. Sundin can remove the excess glandular tissue using a new technique that requires very small incisions that may be just ¼ inch in size.
The tiny incisions may be placed in the skin in case of excessively large male breast, or located discreetly in the nipple-areolar complex margins for near-invisible subsequent scarring. Depending on the patient’s condition, liposuction cosmetic surgery and excision techniques may be used individually or in conjunction with each other.
Gynecomastia Surgery with Tissue Excision
Dr. Sundin will use the new, minimally invasive surgical tissue excision technique for more severe cases of male breast reduction. Based on that, if you have loose, stretched skin around the breast area, a tissue excision surgery will help. Using the small incision technique, Dr. Sundin can remove a larger amount of glandular breast tissue and excess skin than what a liposuction alone could achieve.
The size and location of the incisions can vary depending on the severity of the male breast enlargement, but in any case, the new surgical technique will be less invasive and result in minimal visible scarring. Your surgeon will skillfully place the small incision around the areola border or in the natural skin creases within the chest to make subsequent scars as inconspicuous as they can.
If excess fatty tissue is involved, the gynecomastia surgery may also require liposuction. Tissue excision surgery is usually performed with the patient under general anesthesia, but if liposuction alone is required, the tumescent liposuction technique may be used which requires only local anesthesia and sedation.
Recovery and Results
With the new technique, your recovery after male breast reduction surgery will be similar to that of liposuction. You can expect to return to your normal routine in about four to six days. The results of this plastic surgery are permanent because the fatty and glandular tissue once removed will not return.
You can maintain the improved male chest contour as long as you follow a healthy lifestyle. Cosmetic surgeons at VIPS receive patients from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia, and nearby areas for gynecomastia surgery.
Contact Virginia Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sundin Today for a Consultation
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